Sunwealth, the clean energy investment firm breaking down barriers to solar investment in underserved markets, announced that Jessica Brooks has joined the organization’s leadership team as Chief Development Officer. In this new role, she will partner with impact investors to bring new capital to diverse solar projects helping combat climate change.
Prior to joining Sunwealth, Brooks served as Senior Vice President for Development and Communications at Boston Community Capital, a national community development financial institution, where she helped grow assets under management from $60 million to over $1 billion, supporting investments in housing, jobs and opportunities in low-income communities. Earlier in her career, Brooks served as Director of Communities and Affiliates at The New York Times, as an account manager at Abuzz, a Cambridge-based technology company acquired by The Times, and as a securities trader on Wall Street.
“Jess is a leader in the impact investing space, with over 15 years of experience helping individuals and organizations align their investments with their values,” said Jonathan Abe, Chief Executive Officer at Sunwealth. “She is well-positioned to support our growth, as we create opportunities for our community of investors to participate in a thoughtfully developed, sound investment approach that democratizes access to solar power.”
“The team at Sunwealth is changing who has access to solar power by changing who invests in it,” says Brooks. “We’re creating a win-win situation for investors and underserved communities alike. At a time when investors are looking for ways to put their money to work solving complex social and environmental challenges, Sunwealth offers an opportunity to bring renewable energy to a whole new audience, supporting local jobs in the growing green energy sector, reducing utility costs and lowering our carbon footprint.”
Brooks joins Sunwealth on the heels of the company’s 2017 Impact Report. This year, Sunwealth will expand its reach and impact with the launch of its 2018 Solar Impact Fund.
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